NBA basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) drives between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 09, 2019 - 3:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Saying he respects the gay and lesbian community, Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins tried Wednesday to clarify comments he made about Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder's behavior during a heated game. Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher...
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel is wheeled off the court on a stretcher in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 09, 2019 - 1:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder's Nerlens Noel has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol after he collided with Andrew Wiggins and hit the floor Tuesday night during Oklahoma City's game with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team announced that Noel was held overnight at the University of...
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Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders gestures in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 08, 2019 - 9:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ryan Saunders went right into the fire in his first game as the Minnesota Timberwolves' interim coach. His debut was a down-to-the wire finish with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the best teams in the Western Conference. His team came through. Andrew Wiggins had a season-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors' Patrick McCaw dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers' roster on Monday, Dec. 31 after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland's offer. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
January 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw's short-lived stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that the league has opened a review at the request of the Golden State Warriors, the team that McCaw had spent the previous two...
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Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa throws during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 08, 2019 - 9:30 am
Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone? Alabama has been preseason No. 1 in the AP poll the last three seasons, matching a record held by Oklahoma, which started No. 1 each season from 1985-87...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 07, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Gregg Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA's career wins list as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 119-107 on Monday night. Popovich now has 1,221 victories. He's tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Ryan Saunders watches from the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves have made yet another change, this time firing basketball boss Tom Thibodeau right before the midpoint of the season and giving 32-year-old Ryan Saunders a 42-game audition as the interim coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 07, 2019 - 2:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Saunders has always had basketball in his blood, the consummate coach's son who as a kid would sometimes doze off on the couch after joining dad for a late-night review of game film. Roughly three years after the death of his father, Flip Saunders , the 32-year-old Ryan...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins tries to pass the ball over Los Angeles Lakers' Lance Stephenson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
January 06, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slowly but surely, the Minnesota Timberwolves have begun to find their way behind franchise cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. The next step in their development will be adjusting to another new coach. Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half and...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, right, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
January 05, 2019 - 9:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had a simple explanation after the Toronto Raptors' latest victory. "If you want to win, you got to play defense," Leonard said. "That is every game in the NBA." Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Raptors beat...
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